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Dollars and Sense offers articles, opinions and news related to consumer finances from the Indiana Gazette.

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EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Hunt's shopping rehab program EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Hunt's shopping rehab program
3 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Shopping is my thing. I love the thrill of the hunt, the feeling of discovery and the joy of a bargain. I find it satisfying in ways I can’t fully describe. I want to experience the feeling as often as possible. The shopper’s high is no joke. It’s real; it’s palpable; and it’s addictive. [Read More]

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SMART MONEY: Whole life insurance accrues cash value SMART MONEY: Whole life insurance accrues cash value
4 weeks ago - - BRUCE WILLIAMS
DEAR BRUCE: Can you explain what the cash value of a life insurance policy means? — N.V. [Read More]
CONSUMER REPORTS: How to choose a new credit card CONSUMER REPORTS: How to choose a new credit card
4 weeks ago -
If you’re considering getting a new credit card, you’ve probably got a good reason. You may be thinking you’d like to earn miles toward air travel or a hotel stay. Or, if you drive a lot, you may want to reduce your gas expenses by using a cash-back card. [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
4 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Saturday: [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
4 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday: [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: To shred or not to shred? EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: To shred or not to shred?
4 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Can someone legally dig through your trash looking for credit card receipts, account numbers or even your Social Security number? The U.S. Supreme Court stated that the “expectation of privacy in trash left for collection in an area accessible to the public” is unreasonable. [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
4 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Thursday: [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 7 places to look for free money EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: 7 places to look for free money
4 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Recently, I read about a guy who has a hobby of looking for money in gutters, parking lots and other public places and keeps a running tab. He routinely finds over $100 in a year. Not bad! Just imagine if he knew about other places that harbor free money for the taking. [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
4 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Wednesday: [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to get the maximum burning hours from candles and other great tips EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: How to get the maximum burning hours from candles and other great tips
4 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
Am I the only one who didn’t know that there’s a definite protocol for burning jar candles and pillar candles? I’ve made an ugly mess of so many candles in my life, only to toss them out long before their time. But no more. [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
4 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Tuesday: [Read More]
EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Five reasons to give kids an allowance EVERYDAY CHEAPSKATE: Five reasons to give kids an allowance
4 weeks ago - - MARY HUNT
At the foundation of your children’s financial intelligence should be this undeniable truth: It is not the amount of money you have but what you do with it that matters. This is true for a child managing a $5 weekly allowance and a corporate executive with a $5,000 weekly salary. [Read More]
LOTTERY LOTTERY
4 weeks ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Monday: [Read More]
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